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How do you fix a avulsion fracture?
Last Updated: 2nd May, 2020
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Also, what is the fastest way to heal an avulsion fracture?
Depending on your injury, it may take eight weeks or more for the fracture to heal. Rest the area during that time. If your ankle or hip is fractured, you may need to use crutches to keep weight off the affected area. Your recovery could take longer if you need surgery.
Beside above, is an avulsion fracture serious? An avulsion fracture is not always serious, and rest may the best treatment. However, medical help should be sought if symptoms occur. A person with a more severe fracture may need to wear a cast for 6 to 8 weeks to allow the bone to heal. Fractures commonly take between 3 to 12 weeks to heal.
Similarly, how do you get an avulsion fracture?
Avulsion fractures are caused by trauma. They usually happen when a bone is moving one way, and a tendon or ligament is suddenly pulled the opposite way. As the bone fractures, the tendon or ligament that attaches to part of the bone pulls this bone fragment away from the rest of the bone.
Is an avulsion fracture a displaced fracture?
Displaced avulsion fractures are best managed by either open reduction and internal fixation or closed reduction and pinning. Open reduction (using surgical incision) and internal fixation is used when pins, screws, or similar hardware is needed to fix the bone fragment.